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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is recurrent parotitis?

Repeated infections of the parotid gland (saliva producing organ below the ear). It is commonly seen in children, with most cases resolved by adulthood. The exact cause is unclear.

Symptoms of recurrent parotitis

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Ear pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for recurrent parotitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose recurrent parotitis

  • Do you feel your lymph nodes are swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have ear pain?

Treatment for recurrent parotitis

Most cases will disappear by adulthood. Simple measures include painkillers, good oral hygiene, massaging the parotid glands, and using chewing gum and sour foods to increase saliva production. Antibiotics may be needed as well. Patient with severe and repeated attacks may benefit from surgical procedures to widen the salivary tubes.

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